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Grunthal Park in the Grand Park neighborhood was renovated in 2023 to convert tennis courts into basketball courts with a playground space. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 22, 2024

Jax parks improving, but work remains, report says

A national nonprofit organization, the Trust for Public Land, ranked Jacksonville’s parks 69th of 100 cities nationwide — an improvement…

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park in LaVilla is shown under construction in March 2024. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 16, 2024

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park to open June 27

The park honors the song written in the early 1900s by Jacksonville brothers James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson.…

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Riverfront Plaza, as seen from the top of the VyStar Credit Union headquarters on May 2, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 9, 2024

OPINION | Riverfront Plaza’s false choice

If we want Riverfront Plaza finished any time soon, we need to free Park East from the insanity of “Pad…

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City officials cut the ribbon on the LaVilla Link of the Emerald Trail this week
May 8, 2024

THE JAXSON | The year of the Downtown public space

At long last, several high-profile parks in Downtown Jacksonville have opened this year, with more on the way in the…

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April 18, 2024

OPINION | Riverfront Plaza’s dizzying complications

Redeveloping the former Landing site is overly complicated, defies common sense, is too costly, and is taking too long.…

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Metropolitan Park is seen looking east, where a stage once sat. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
April 18, 2024

Public offers suggestions to ‘reimagine’ Metro Park

The city is seeking suggestions on how to develop the riverfront park into a “part of the everyday experience.”…

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April 4, 2024

OPINION | A pocketful of miracles: Are parks central to Northbank plan?

Are parks central to plans for Downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank? Or are they an after-thought?…

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Alpine Groves Park in St Johns | Steven Browning
April 2, 2024

St. Johns County spends big on parks

One of Florida’s fastest growing counties is making a big investment in new parks and trails.…

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An illustration shows what the park now known as Weeden Park will look like once construction is finished. | City of St. Augustine
March 25, 2024

St. Augustine seeks a name for new park

Work is continuing to create a park on an empty city lot at Weeden and DeHaven streets. The question now…

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New playground equipment has been installed at Ringhaver Park on Jacksonville's Westside. l Kim Clontz, Friends of Jax Playgrounds.
March 1, 2024

New Ringhaver playground embraces all children

The renovated playground at Ringhaver Park was designed to be more inclusive for children with limited abilities.…

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RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns will sit on the Southbank site of the former JEA Southside Generating Station, which was demolished more than 20 years ago. | Preston Hollow Community Capital
November 9, 2023

RiversEdge expects to finish four public parks in 2024

Work on four public parks that are part of the RiversEdge commercial and residential project on the Downtown Southbank could…

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December 20, 2022

THE JAXSON | Waterfront parks: 5 models for Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville boasts one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the country, but historically, our public space along it hasn’t…

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December 6, 2022

THE JAXSON | List: The urban core’s largest historic public parks

Jacksonville is one of largest cities by area in the contiguous U.S., covering 747 square miles of land area. It…